PTSA News (10/6/17)

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:23am

PTSA Board Meeting - Wednesday, October 11 - 7pm
Please join us this week at the PTSA board meeting, 11 October 7 pm in the OMHS front office.

29th Annual Craft Fair -
Looking for a way to become active and make a difference at OMHS?? The PTSA is in need of volunteers for a variety of activities that they sponsor. The most crucial need at this point in the year is to have people willing to volunteer for the upcoming Annual Craft Fair, Nov 4 10am-3pm. If you are willing to volunteer for the Craft Fair, and/or interested in volunteering in another capacity, please contact Leah McIlvain, PTSA Volunteer Coordinator at as soon as possible! Thank you ahead of time for your time and willingness to become involved as an OMHS volunteer!!!

Join the fun at After PrOM!
PTSA is planning for AfterPrOM. May 5/6 from 11 PM - 3 AM at OMHS! Please email and find out how you can help with prepare our safe, post-prom option for our students. 

HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, October 16 and Monday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Monthly meetings are held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Free pizza is provided. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at and teens must RSVP to before each meeting.

HC DrugFree’s program, “Not My Child…Yes, Your Child” presented in partnership with Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA and Mount View Middle School PTA will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Marriotts Ridge High School auditorium. This event is free and open to high/middle school parents, family members and any adults working with teens who think their children will never get involved with drugs and those who are already suspicious or dealing with a child’s experimentation! Hear facts, strategies, experiences and encouragement and get your questions answered by HC DrugFree and its community partners, as well as parents and others with stories to share. For more information and to understand the importance of attending this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at and contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040,, or visit
HC DrugFree’s Convenient Drive-Thru “Sharps”* and Medication Collection will be held onSaturday, October 28 at the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near The UPS Store and Slayton House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will direct traffic around the parking lot as Howard County Police receive and secure your medications for proper disposal and medical staff handle your sharps for proper recycling. To understand the importance this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at For more information about this event, how to dispose of medications throughout the year and more, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040,, or visit the Events-Take Back Day page at *(Sharps: needles, syringes and EpiPens) 
HC DrugFree is looking for Parent/Adult Volunteers, so whether you have an hour a month or 10 hours a week to volunteer, please email only to to let us know your availability. Be sure to say if you can type, are willing to drive to pharmacies or liquor stores, and if you have any special skills or interests.